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Alicia Vikander: 'Eddie Redmayne is a 2015 highlight'

Published 31/12/2015

Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne
Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne

Alicia Vikander thinks it’s “surreal” she got to work with her idol Eddie Redmayne.

Alicia Vikander can’t believe her luck when it comes to working with Eddie Redmayne.

The actress stars alongside Oscar-winner Eddie in The Danish Girl, which tells the story of Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery. It’s been a big year for Alicia, with 2015 seeing her nominated for two Golden Globes – once for The Danish Girl and again for Ex Machina. But awards aside, working with Eddie will always be a highlight.

“How lucky am I?” she marvelled to Britain’s OK! magazine. “I get to work with Eddie Redmayne, who I’ve looked up to for many years. That felt pretty surreal.”

Alicia was completely in awe of Eddie’s expertise on set, admitting she didn’t give him any tips on acting like a female, instead learning from him.

When Alicia rings in the New Year on Thursday (31Dec15) she’ll no doubt be looking back over the incredible 2015 she’s had. In a recent interview with CBS news, she admitted it still feels surreal.

"It's insane. I don't think I've got my head around it. I did have a bit of a freak out though when I heard it,” the Swedish star smiled.

"I grew up in a country where there's a very small industry. My mum is a stage actress so I know how tough it is, and I never thought you could work abroad.

"I loved to be on stage, but sometimes I questioned, 'I don't want - I can't do this.' And you need to want it so bad that you don't even question any of it.”

The Danish Girl is also hotly tipped to receive Oscars nominations for 2016.

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